Accounting Officer (Maternity Cover)


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

Unspecified NGN Confidential
3 weeks ago

Job Summary


Job Description/Requirements

Job Title: Accounting Officer (Maternity Cover)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Duration: 6 months

Reports to: Acting Finance and Operations Manager

About TechnoServe:

Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.

The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off. 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Acting Finance and Operations manager, TechnoServe Nigeria, the Accounting Officer is a dynamic and agile position that will play a key role in providing account payable and general accounting support on all project being implemented in the Country office in an efficient and compliant manner and ensuring compliance to TechnoServe, donor and statutory policies, processes and regulations.

Primary Functions & Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable

Review of procurement requests ensuring compliance with procurement policies, donor policies and country regulatory bodies Processing procurement approvals by raising payment vouchers and facilitating wire transfers Processing accurate and timely transaction information into TechnoServeâs accounting system. Checks and code expenditure (travel advances, imprest and purchase requisition) Maintain financial documents filing system both physical and electronic Work with the Country Controller to implement grant tracking/monitoring system, monitoring grant expenditures in order to identify any irregularities.


Filing of all tax deductions and support obtaining of tax clearance certificate for the organization Keep up to date with regulatory changes Support audit both organization and project audit Work with Country Controller in ensuring compliance with Nigerian tax laws


Assist with monthly payroll preparation Prepare payroll related statutory schedules Co-ordinate remittance of statutory deductions to bank Filing of statutory deductions with relevant authorities


Support in preparing schedules for monthly financial close Review all reconciliations and ensure completeness and compliance Support GL reconciliation for accuracy and early error detection Participate in internal and external audits by providing auditors with accounting documents as requested and provide explanation for audit queries Perform other related tasks in respect to achieving the above listed as may be assigned

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelorâs degree in Accounting with 2 yearsâ experience, alternatively 4 yearsâ experience in the field of finance. Advanced-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, and basic functional knowledge of field accounting software packages.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with donor funded projects Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with competing deadlines

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong sense of collegiality, integrity, resourcefulness, and accountability for results Strong interpersonal and communication skills An ability to think critically and elevate risks to management A creative and entrepreneurial approach to resolving problems

Travel  - Minimal

Supervisory Responsibilities â This position would not supervise anyone

Remember to attach CV and other relevant documents to your application.

Closing Statement:

We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe's vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.

With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.

We are also proud of our commitment to protecting staff, partners, and beneficiaries from abuse and exploitation and thoroughly vet all final candidates through rigorous background and reference checks.

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